Since 2004, OSUSD has offered scholarships to San Diego’s top students. These scholarships are awarded based on both merit and need, and help offset the cost of attending The Ohio State University as an out-of-state student. This is one of the most important ways we, as a Club, pay it forward.


The Gary M. Rectenwald Scholarship Fund of San Diego, California would not be possible without donations from alumni, friends and family of the University. Please consider donating, even if it is a small amount. Remember, your charitable gift applies towards your sustaining membership ($75 for football ticket eligibility) and some employers offer matching gift programs. There are two ways to donate to our endowed scholarship fund:

  • Online 
  • By phone
    Call (614) 292-2141 and mention account #605983

You will receive a 501c3 receipt directly from The Ohio State University Alumni Association (OSUAA) for your scholarship donation.


If you’re shopping for Buckeye gear online, in-person or by phone, please remember to mention our club or code below because some vendors donate a portion of their sale to our scholarship fund. This is an easy way to pay it forward while you stock up on some Buckeye spirit gear!

College Traditions
Code #AL9524

2018-2019 RECIPIENTS

Congratulations to our scholarship recipients for this academic year:

  • Tristan Langley, Serra High School

Additionally, OSUSD continues to support students who have maintained or exceeded a 3.0 GPA. We have renewed the scholarships for the following upperclassmen:


Scholarship applications are distributed by email each February to high school seniors in San Diego County who have applied to attend The Ohio State University. The 2019 application is now available and due on March 1, 2019. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to serve on our scholarship selection committee, please contact the Vice President of Student Scholarships, Karen Curtis, at


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